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yellowjacket7 Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:45 AM
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Virginia Governor's Race on Nov 8, 2005 (Tim Kaine now tied with Kilgore)
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:47 AM by yellowjacket7
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Good news on the home front. Rasmussen polling shows it's now tied in Virginia between Kilgore and the Democrat Kaine:

Sept 30 Sept 15
Kaine 45 40
Kilgore 45 43
Potts 5 5

Kaine's gained substantially, as I posted a week ago, their internal polling shows them up 1%, now Rasmussen shows a 5% swing to Kaine in the last two weeks, and the signs are of that trend continuing. A few days ago, Kilgore accused VDOT under Gov Warner of not getting all the transportation funds that it could for Virginia, sending a frontal attack on Gov Warner. This prompted a rebuttle along many lines in the state, with Warner blasting on Kilgore saying that Republican gubernatorial candidate's claims about the state's highway agency are --quote-- "absolutely factually untrue."

I guess Kilgore figured that Warner is going to go strong for Kaine, and he should attack Warner first, but it looks like all the momentum is now on Kaine's side. It's not like Bush can come in to help Kilgore at this point to offset the advantage toward Kaine that Warner's involvement protends. I'd garner that in a match-up between Bush and Warner in Virginia, that Warner would win by double-digits. Warner has a 69% approval rating, Bush a 49% approval rating, in Virginia, according to Rasmussen.

Kilgore is about to start flailing (GOP is ramping up on attacks of "illegals"), trying to make anything stick. His recent tv ad makes an outright lie that Kaine supported the Republican effort last year to raise the gas tax (yea, sorta strange, that one)-- a charge the papers refuted for Kaine. We are going to see a desperate Kilgore in the next month.

If you live in Virginia, please consider volunteering for Kaine's campaign. Not much time left. Also, please donate, put out the bumper stickers and yard signs (free from Kaine's website - /). Thank you for your efforts. Every bit of help is needed.

Please contribute $2, $5, $10, any amount you can afford now. If Tim Kaine wins this race, it would be very good for the Democratic Party's chances with respect to winning Virginia in 2008. Virginia is turning increasingly blue.

(cross-posted on the Virginia section). Thanks, and please kick for added visibility!
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:02 PM
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